Cochinita Pibil

3rdarm rick bayless frontera grill staff trip xoco yucatan merida maya uxmal cochinita pibil poc chuc arthur mullen manager

We had the unbelievable opportunity to head out to a small village for cochinita pibil – the traditional way.

3rdarm rick bayless frontera grill staff trip xoco yucatan merida maya uxmal cochinita pibil poc chuc arthur mullen manager

Maya men dressed up in all white unearthed the pig buried in coal.

3rdarm rick bayless frontera grill staff trip xoco yucatan merida maya uxmal cochinita pibil poc chuc arthur mullen manager

Miriam lead us into a shady Maya dwelling set with a large table for the feast.

3rdarm rick bayless frontera grill staff trip xoco yucatan merida maya uxmal cochinita pibil poc chuc arthur mullen manager

Maybe it was the green habanero, the local heritage breed pigs or maybe just the slow and low cooking in the earth, but these were the best tacos I’ve ever had!

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